I would not have realized, walking through the farm without a guide,how many of the plants around me were edible or that they had even been deliberately planted.
When Frank Macaluso wants fresh salad, he picks arugula, basil and other herbs from his backyard garden: “It’s very convenient. I don’t go to Publix too often.”
* * *Sushi rolls in a row/ Rob Owen-Wahl (stock.xchang) Photo of uramaki roll on home page by Erik Araujo/stock.xchng* * * My picks for some intriguing food events coming up. Note that these events require advance reservation. WEDNESDAY 2/24 Potato Pandemonium at Possum Trot Farm Yes, potatoes are actually locally grown. Chef Robert Barnum [...]
‘Tis the season in South Florida for herbs, greens, avocado, and black sapote. Our harvest has just begun and several events this season celebrate the food of local farms: Slow Food “Glades to Coast” Grower’s Discovery Dinner This musically named chapter of Slow Food extends from Broward to central Palm Beach county. The dinner at [...]
Pabellon is a traditional Venezuelan dish composed of stewed shredded beef, black beans, and plantains served separately on a plate.For the Farm to Table Dinner, my cousin Mercedes helped me make the fillings for the empanadas and taught me how to form the dough.I won’t kid you; this is old school, all-day cooking. Many thanks to [...]
Mojitos are synonymous with Miami, but I never thought about whether the mint grew in South Florida. I also never imagined it thriving in the Florida heat but I picked up some in my summer fruit bounty from a few weeks ago. Sawmill Farm grew the mint in my bunch. This farm in the Redlands [...]
Luscious photographs of plums, peaches, berries and tomatoes emblazon the covers of the national food magazines. Food writers wax poetic about the summer harvest. Of course, they are not talking about anything we find in Florida. What about local fruits and vegetables? The pickings seem slim when it comes to local produce in South Florida’s [...]
The second week of my farm share arrived on a hectic weekend. I had a houseguest and we spent most the weekend out while my vegetables sat cold and neglected in the refri. Since the vegetables were fresh picked they still looked crisp on Monday. They probably would have looked even better if I had [...]